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6th Apr '16 12:02:04 AM EdwardGil
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' averted this trope by making every single window you break into jagged glass, thus any attempts to escape that way would lead to death by blood loss. May be a side effect of the GhostButler, definitely to cause a ClosedCircle.
15th Mar '16 6:59:59 PM thymeloop
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See also AGlassInTheHand and GrievousBottleyHarm, where the strength of glass is also underestimated.

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See also AGlassInTheHand and GrievousBottleyHarm, where the strength of glass is also underestimated.
underestimated. Compare HollywoodGlassCutter.
1st Mar '16 10:38:39 AM GreenDragon500
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* Largely averted in an episode of StargateSG1 in which Daniel observes an experiment go wrong from behind a pane of safety glass. He has to shoot it into the glass with his gun several times in order to weaken it and ''then'' jumps through. It is played a little straighter though, when he only has a very small number of minor cuts after doing this.
28th Feb '16 12:30:35 PM Tightwire
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your BadAss ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Glass Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your BadAss ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.
8th Feb '16 9:38:34 AM MarsJenkar
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** This also comes up when testing glass that is tempered and/or laminated; the glass rarely breaks in the ways that one would expect, and definitely not easily. To break tempered glass, you either need a ''big'' impact (like, say, crashing a car into it), or you need something that concentrates the force delivered onto a single point (like a window-breaking hammer, or a spring-loaded center punch), or something that combines the two ideas (like shooting a BB gun at it with sufficiently high speed).
** There's also a recurring (unintentional) gag where the [=MythBusters=] try to shatter a bottle for some reason (whether to christen something or as part of the experiment), only to fail because the bottle won't break. This came up during the Buster Special (and also shown in [=MythBusters=] Revealed), the Jaws Special, and the "[[GrievousBottleyHarm Bottle Bash]]" myth. In the last of the three, Adam points out that the bottles are built to be shipped, and so are meant ''not'' to break.
24th Jan '16 1:00:55 AM crushed19
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Tony Stark without the armor is bodily thrown by Loki through a glass window of his penthouse, from a ''distance'', yet Tony is still unhurt and alert enough to call the armor to him right before he turns into sidewalk pancake. Hawkeye also looks unscathed when he hurls himself through a window, but at least Creator/JeremyRenner makes it look like it hurt like a bitch.
8th Jan '16 11:15:17 PM erttheking
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* Subverted in Part 3 of ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when Dio gets smashed through a window during his fight with Jotaro. He gets several nasty gashes and one of his legs even gets sliced off by a particularly large chunk of glass. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He gets better]] but it was still a very brutal subversion.
22nd Nov '15 10:51:06 AM ham-peas
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When breaking a window to gain entrance to a house or vehicle, it's becoming common for the person to use a physical object to break the glass (averting this trope) or wrap their hand in cloth to "protect" their skin before punching through (downplaying this trope, glass shards can easily cut through most clothing and the wrist/arm is still unprotected). There's a good chance they will then clear all stray glass by rubbing the object (or the "protected" hand) along the frame of the window.

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When breaking a window to gain entrance to a house or vehicle, it's becoming common for the person to use a physical object to break the glass (averting this trope) glass, thus averting the trope, or to wrap their hand in cloth to "protect" their skin before punching through (downplaying this trope, through, which only somewhat downplays the trope: glass shards can easily cut through most clothing clothing, the wrist and the wrist/arm is arm are usually still unprotected).unprotected, and punching a glass window is at least as likely to result in a broken hand than a broken window in any case. There's a good chance they will then clear all stray glass by rubbing the object (or the "protected" hand) along the frame of the window.
5th Nov '15 8:48:44 AM Jhamin
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** Related case in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' (TheOneWith [[GreenAesop The Whales]]), where a plate glass window at Starfleet HQ shatters in a storm, hurting nobody.

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** Related case in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' (TheOneWith [[GreenAesop The Whales]]), where a plate glass window at Starfleet HQ shatters in a storm, hurting nobody. Once again raising issues as the ubiquity of transparent aluminum in Starfleet is a plot point in the film. You think they might have sprung for some in the man control room at headquarters.
18th Oct '15 9:07:31 PM Yabukuron
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* For an angle in Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} was required to punch through a real glass window of a limousine. He was originally supposed to conceal a small piece of pipe in his hand to aid with the punching, but after the cameras started rolling he lost it and decided to punch through the window with his bare fist. A shard of glass caused a huge gash down his forearm and he was out of action for months. [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3i5Ju0mhjAE Watch it here.]] Watch for him checking his arm after smashing the third window and the subsequent splatter of blood when he pounds on the white hood.

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* For an angle in Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} was required to punch through a real glass window of a limousine. He was originally supposed to conceal a small piece of pipe in his hand to aid with the punching, but after the cameras started rolling he lost it and decided to punch through the window with his bare fist. A shard of glass caused a huge gash down his forearm and he was out of action for months. [[http://uk.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i5Ju0mhjAE com/watch?v=i9hctehAHKA Watch it here.]] Watch for him checking his arm after smashing the third window and the subsequent splatter of blood when he pounds on the white hood.
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